Spicy Puffed Rice
2-3 Servings ~ 10 Minutes
  • 2-3 Cups Puffed rice
  • 1 Big Onion - Finely Chopped
  • 5-6 Green Chillies - Finely Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh/frozen Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tsp Channa Dal
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts
  • ¼ Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3-4 Curry leaves
  • A big Pinch Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2-3 Sticks of Coriander leaves - Finely Chopped
  • Oil 1 tbsp

Spiced Puffed Rice

Also called as Puri Usli or Madakki Usli/Uppittu. This was some thing that a neighbour near our Quarters home in bangalore used to make quite often for evening snacks. It could be made as a diet breakfast as well.

Remembered it and tried making this when the Puffed Rice I had bought here went soft.

Enjoy this quick dish either as an evening snack or diet breakfast.


– Wash the puffed rice in a colander and drain it well. Set it aside.
– Heat a wok. Add mustard seeds and allow spluttering.
– Add Oil and allow to heat.
– Add channa dal, urad dal and allow changing color.
– Then add asafoetida, curry leaves and stir fry till curry leaves become crisp.
– Add onion and chillies and stir fry till onions are translucent.
– Switch off flame and add in the grated coconut and coriander leaves.
– Mix in the drained puffed rice.
– Heat for 1-2 minutes on low flame.
– Serve hot.

Thoughts on “Spiced Puffed Rice

  1. My brother recommended I would possibly like this website. He used to be totally right. This post actually made my day. Thank you!

  2. Yummy and healthy…may be we can dry roast the ingredients added to the Puffed rice, Would it taste the same?

    • Hi Betty, Thanks for sharing your view with us. Dry roasting is a very good idea, i have never tried this though. Please try it and let us know how it came. I too will try it soon and will leave a comment. Thank you.

  3. Always made Bhel puri of puffed rice. this is a nice variety for breakfast as well as evening snack. This will indeed keep in check our wait.But I suggest you use less oil to make this tasty recipe.

    • Hi Elsi, Thanks for your suggestion. Indeed this can keep our weight under control if we make this using minimal oil.

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